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ATWT Alum & Dear Evan Hansen’s Michael Park Reveals ‘The Role He Could Do In His Sleep’, ‘The Role He Was Funniest In’! Can Soaps Fans Name Them?

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack, ATWT) is currently in the cast of the new smash hit musical Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. Park, who since leaving ATWT following its cancellation, has continued to rack up impressive credits and roles on The Great White Way.

In Broadway.com’s very cute segment entitled Role Call with Michael Park, he is asked several questions and must choose from a board behind him filled with note cards, which role from his myriad of TV and stage characters fits the bill.

When asked: Which role he was the funniest in, Park revealed the infamous Dirk from the online series Steamboat!  Remember, the series featuring Park, Michael O’ Leary and Kim Zimmer?  Later when asked: What role could he do in his sleep, of course it was none other than the beloved Jack Snyder of Oakdale.  Michael expresses he loved playing Jack and he misses him, and he knows a lot of people out there miss him, too!

In addition, when asked: What role would he love to do again, Park says House of Cards, Curtis Haas, and the opportunity to work with Kevin Spacey again.  With his current role of Larry Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen, and partaking in this role call “walk down memory”, Michael admits it left him a bit emotional!

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Watch the video here, and then let us know what you thought of it.  Do, you wish you could see Jack Snyder on ATWT one more time?  And if you have seen Michael and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, let us know what you thought of the performances and the show!

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This was fantastic! Michael Park excelled on As the World Turns and his chemistry with Maura West (Carly) was outstanding! I love the work he is doing now, though, I would so love seeing him back on a soap opera!

Peter Anthony Holder
Peter Anthony Holder

Ironically I went to New York back in 1996 to visit the set of ATWT for three days. While I was in town I took in a couple of Broadway shows. One of them was “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” which I thoroughly enjoyed. Imagine my surprise a year or so later when while watching my favourite soap that guy from “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” pops up in the new role of Jack Snyder. Apparently I was a Michael Park fan before I even knew his name!

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JK

PLEASE BRING HIM TO GH FOR A LOVE INTEREST OF MAURA WEST…THEY WERE SO TERRIFIC ON ATWT……GREAT ACTOR…..

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

The true CarJack fan inside of me would love that but, at the same time, I’d prefer seeing him on another soap opera to avoid the automatic pull people would want to be seeing. I’d love to see him on DAYS or Y&R!

Joan Faist
Joan Faist

I miss Jack Snyder and I always will. He lives on in my heart. Long live our beloved CarJack.

Kelly Pietrangeli
Kelly Pietrangeli

Carly and her G-Man will never forget Jack Snider one of my favourite roles on As The World Turns. That couple had chemistry to burn. They were funny , romantic, and so entertaining. A passionate couple I rooted for!

Rodd
Rodd

I always enjoyed watching MP in action on ATWT and any other time I’ve seen him on TV. (Most recently ~ for me ~ as Jim Gordon’s dad in flashbacks.) He’s great at anything he does.

I would love to see him back on a soap!

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WATCH The Replay: ‘As the World Turns’ Reunion With Maura West, Michael Park, Martha Byrne, Don Hastings & Kelley Menighan

Earlier today in a very special You Tube live-stream none other than former cast members from As the World Turns gathered together via Zoom, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to share some screen time with each other and walk down memory lane during their time in Oakdale.

As soap fans know, yesterday was the anniversary of ATWT as it first aired back on April 2, 1956 and ran through September 17th, 2010.

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Former publicist for As the World Turns and Guiding Light, Alan Locher, presided and hosted the live-stream and came up with the idea to bringing together this talented group, with the potential for more of these down the road.

Participating were longtime ATWT favorites: Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily), Don Hastings (Ex-Bob). Maura West (Ex-Carly), Michael Park (Ex-Jack) and Kelley Menighen (Ex-Emily). During the one hour plus show, first days, screen-tests. favorite moments and more were bantered about.

Check out the replay here.

Then let us know what you thought of it and seeing everyone chatting together and discussing life on ATWT and more via the comment section.

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Remembering ATWT On Its Anniversary: Who Was Your Favorite Oakdale Duo?

One of the greatest soap operas of them all, and one that was number-one for quite some time, As the World Turns, debuted on this date back on April 2nd in 1956,.

The CBS daytime drama series was beloved by viewers who were fascinated by the town of Oakdale.

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The series aired it final episode on September 17th, 2010.  The photo that is the header of this post is from the last day of shooting with all of the cast, and crew taking part in one last look at Oakdale and their time together.

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The series was created by soap icon, Ira Phllips and ATWT had many firsts in the genre.  It was the first show to expand to 30 minutes and it was the first soap to expand to one hour in 1975 and at that time ATWT was number one, as it had from 1958 all the way through 1978.

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As the World Turns gave career starts to so many actors including Meg Ryan, Julianne Moore, and Marisa Tomei, and it certainly had its share of memorable couples through the years from: Nancy and Chris Hughes, to Ellen and David Stewart, to Holden and Lily Snyder, to Carly and Jack Snyder, to Noah Mayer and Luke Snyder, to Lucinda and John Dixon, and so many others.

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As we remember ATWT on this day, cast your vote for your favorite all-time Oakdale duo in our poll below! Then in the comment section, let us know what couple you chose and why.  

 

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Final Season of ‘EastSiders’ Starring Kit Williamson and Van Hansis Gets Premiere Date on Netflix

The fourth and final season of the much heralded LGBTQ series, EastSiders now has a premiere date of December 1st on Netflix, and fans of the show will see how things will play out for the Silver Lake duo of Cal  and Thom, who have gone through quite a lot in their relationship over the last three seasons.

EastSiders stars series creator, Kit Williamson (Cal) along with As the World Turns favorite, Van Hansis (Thom).  The last six-episodes that comprise season four will tackle questions such as… what does commitment really look like in a long-term relationship? And what unique challenges does a “gay marriage” present?

In story, Cal and Thom are back home in Los Angeles following season three’s cross-country road trip.  The guys are still trying to figure out if they are just best friends with benefits, or more, or less, than that.

Elsewhere, Douglas (Willam Belli) and Quincy (Stephen Guarino) are engaged to be married, but with very different ideas about what a gay wedding should be. Hillary (Brianna Brown) and Ian (John Halbach) are cohabiting peacefully; and Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon) and Derrick (Leith M. Burke) have taken a huge step in their relationship by fostering a child.

Deadline broke the news of the premiere date and the many special guest stars from primetime and more to look forward to this season.

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Will you be watching the final season of EastSiders? If you follow the series, how do you hope the relationship between Cal and Thom resolves itself? Do they stay together, or move on from each other once and for all? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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